[syslinux] Windows-based SYSLINUX installer v4.06pre11 fails

Ady Ady ady-sf at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 23 16:18:43 PDT 2012

> Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:35:22 -0700
> From: hpa at zytor.com
> To: syslinux at zytor.com
> CC: ady-sf at hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: [syslinux] Windows-based SYSLINUX installer v4.06pre11 fails
> On 07/22/2012 09:59 PM, Ady Ady wrote:
> > 
> > For v4.06-pre7, the Windows-based SYSLINUX installer works.
> > For versions 4.06-pre10 and pre11, the Windows-based SYSLINUX installer fails with:
> > "invalid media signature (not an FAT/NTFS volume?)" 
> > "Something" changed after 4.06pre7 ( against 4.06pre10 and pre11 ) in the Windows-based SYSLINUX installer that is making it fail. 
> Yes, I think that "something" is a change in the cross-compiler (I
> upgraded my machine from Fedora 15 to Fedora 17 which changed the
> Windows cross-compiler from mingw32 to mingw-w64.)
Does that mean that the problem resides in the resulting win32 binary; or in the compatibility with x32 Windows systems; or in the source code itself?
> Something is buggy, obviously. Anyone who knows Windows willing to take
> a look? It would be nice to have a Windows equivalent of "strace"...
> -hpa
I'm not a developer (so I can't really "take a look"), but FWIW:
 A) Older, unsupported, unmaintained, opensource BSD license, for XP and 2003: 
 B) Maintained, supported, freeware but not opensource, Process Monitor (Sysinternals, now Microsoft) for XPSP2 and higher: 
 C) IIRC, cygwin is supposed to have an equivalent of strace.

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